AboveNet Expands Fiber Optic Network in Seattle

New low latency routes provide direct links from Seattle to Tukwila

Dec 21, 2010, 08:00 ET from AboveNet, Inc.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE: ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced it is expanding its high performance network in Seattle. New fiber optic rings will provide short, low latency routes from downtown Seattle to the Sabey Data Center Complex in Tukwila and include connections into the new American Life data center.

"We expect our new low latency routes to be very popular with Seattle's enterprises and carriers that must have secure, high bandwidth connectivity for business-critical data communications," said Xenophon Giannis, executive director of Pacific Region Sales at AboveNet. "Our high performance network provides customers with increased network diversity and is a faster alternative to the existing 80-mile fiber ring around Lake Washington."

AboveNet's fiber optic network in Seattle currently spans 250 route miles stretching from Mukilteo to the north to Tacoma in the south, with routes throughout downtown Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and around Lake Washington.

Enterprise and carrier customers in Seattle also have access to AboveNet's expansive fiber optic footprint with network capabilities in and between top business hubs in the U.S. and Europe and connections to buildings containing more than 400 data centers. Its infrastructure includes more than 2.3 million fiber miles, an intercity network spanning approximately 12,000 route miles and a global Tier 1 IP backbone.

About AboveNet

AboveNet, Inc. is a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between top U.S. and European markets. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial and legal services, media, health care, retail and government. More information is available at www.above.net.

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